Maine Conservation Corps seeks Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator


Oct 26, 2015


Maine Conservation Corps

Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
Application Deadline: November 13, 2015
Start/End Date: January 4- December 17, 2016
Position Description
The Maine Conservation Corps (MCC) is accepting applications for a Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator.  This position is based in the MCC’s office in Hallowell, ME.  MCC is dedicated to environmental education, outdoor recreation and conservation projects, volunteer opportunities, and developing career and leadership skills. 

MCC’s Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator is responsible for promoting MCC throughout Maine, using several platforms, including career and volunteer fairs, Facebook, Vimeo, newspapers, and promotional posters. The position also involves coordinating, recruiting, and tracking large numbers of volunteers paired with MCC’s AmeriCorps members throughout the state. This position is not an AmeriCorps position.
Attitude
Ability to work and get along with others.
Non-judgmental attitude and sensitivity to others.
Positive approach to creative solutions.
Have the desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference.
Reliability and responsibility.
Motivation and initiative
General Responsibilities
Make connections with individuals and volunteers in the community for program outreach and program enhancement.
Assist AmeriCorps members and staff with general program events as needed.
Train and assist volunteers and AmeriCorps members. 
Program-specific duties
Produce press releases, newsletters, and other written communications.
Manage MCC Volunteer Calendar and VolunteerMaine postings.
Conduct outreach and promotional presentations for the MCC.
Assist with MCC recruitment efforts through career fairs and school presentations.
Serve as the media contact for the MCC.
Continue MCC branding efforts.
Create and Coordinate Volunteer Opportunities in collaboration with Community Partners and AmeriCorps members.
Training and responsibilities
Participate in AmeriCorps training and events as required and requested by the Maine Commission for Community Service and the MCC.
Conduct volunteer management trainings for MCC members.
Participate in community service activities.
Work with Program Coordinator to create field visit schedule and planned promotional events.
Participate in orientation training.
Work schedule: 40 hour work week, typically Monday-Friday, with occasional weekends and overnights.
Skill requirements: Essential functions include:
Previous experience managing volunteers.
Excellent communication skills, including comfort with public speaking.
Strong organizational skills.
Experience conducting outreach and giving presentations.
Familiarity with social media.
Extensive written communication skills (e.g. press releases and newsletters).
Good computer skills, including video editing and Microsoft Office programs.
Passion for community service and the environment.
Benefits:
The Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator is a non-AmeriCorps MCC staff person who will receive a weekly living stipend of $450.00 for 50 weeks. Other benefits include health insurance, a wide range of training and networking opportunities, and a Maine State Park Pass.  

 

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